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Great Buddha Statue


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Ranked 16 of 24 sightseeing in Bodhgaya

Great Buddha Statue, standing at an elevation of 80 ft, is one of the religious and spiritual monuments associated with Lord Buddha Bodh Gaya. One among the tallest Buddha statues in the country, the structure was instated in 1989 by the XIV Dalai Lama.

This structure displays meditating (dhyana mudra) Lord Buddha, resting on a giant lotus in open air. Constructed using sandstone blocks and red granite, the figurine exhibits beautiful artwork.

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It was unveiled by Rev Dalai Lama on 18/11/1989.


Great Buddha Statue

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Aug 17

Great Buddha


Great Buddha Statue

18th Dec 17

Best Buddha Statue


Great Buddha Statue

11th Jan 18

Very big Buddha


Great Buddha Statue

10th Jan 18

Giant Buddha


Great Buddha Statue

Uday sharma
6th Jan 18

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Shubhom paul5.0/5

1 review

Visit Bodhgaya & feel inner peace within yourself.

My experience of exploring the beauty of Bodhgaya was awesome. There's an internal peace everywhere starting from the people, monks, trees, leaves etc.

Vidyut Maurya5.0/5

127 reviews


It is a must see destination in Bodhgaya. It is a big statue made in 1989 by Japan I Buddhist organization. It is a very nice sitting Buddha statue. It is one km from Mahabodhi temple.

Prof p v L3.6/5

11 reviews

Awesome size of Buddha Statue

The Great Buddha is also known as the 80 foot Buddha because of its height. This monument is a fitting reminder of the gretness of Buddha brought out by reminding us through sheer size, and remembering his many disciples by name and description with their statues spread around evenly on the periphery of the central statue. One can visit any day, any time. Footwear not allowed, peaceful place as it is, tourists are encouraged to be there in peace and not make undue noises.It is so centrally located, there is no need for food or beverage. All are plenty available just outside the monument.Personally, there were no mementos worth buying unless one is a die hard addict of memories in their drawing room.

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Sai Bharath3.9/5

5 reviews

Towering glory

The sight of the giant Buddha is truly humbling. Visit the place during early morning or sunset and you can take a pleasant walk around the clean premises.

Bishwaksen Bandyopadhyay3.2/5

25 reviews

Colossal Statue surrounded by Gardens

There's not much to say really. It's giant statue of the Buddha. It's always crowded so you have to jostle a bit. The platform on which it lies also has two rows of smaller statues of Buddhist monks and saints. The road leading to the platform has flower plants and shrubs on both sides. For some stupid reason, you have to take off your shoes to get on the platform. Entry is free, but they close the gates by 6PM (5 in Winter).

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Donarun Das2.9/5

213 reviews

Pride of Bodhgaya

Standing with over 40 feet height, this huge statue is one of its kind. It is situated in the midst of a vast open space. The statues of his 10 followers are arranged in two rows around it. Overall a nice place to visit.

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